In Hollywood, it pays to be Dakota Fanning's little sister -- 'cause the other Fanning child is officially pulling in a 6-figure salary. We've just obtained a copy of Elle Fanning's minor contract… READ MORE >
Mary Elle Fanning (born April 9, 1998), credited as Elle Fanning, is an American actress. She is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning. She is known for her starring roles in Phoebe in Wonderland, Somewhere, and as Alice in Super 8. Fanning was born in Conyers, Georgia, the daughter of Joy (née Arrington), who played tennis professionally, and Steve Fanning, who played minor league baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals and now works as an electronics salesman in Los Angeles. Her maternal grandfather is American football player Rick Arrington, and her aunt is ESPN reporter Jill Arrington. Fanning is the younger sister of Dakota Fanning, also an actress. She has German and Irish ancestry. Fanning and her family are members of the Southern Baptist Convention. She has been quoted as saying "We're just normal sisters. We both go to school and we just play together."